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Maed in India

Maed in India

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The show is India's first indie music podcast that showcases the best Indian independent musicians from India. Each episode brings you an artist/band along with an exclusive stripped down session of their original music. The weekly show prides itself...Show More
Corner Cafe Chronicles

51:29 | May 19th

It started out as a solo project in medical college. Soon a band formed with a name synonymous with pondering at a cafe in Thane, Mumbai. On this episode, electro-prog-rock outfit Corner Cafe Chronicles talk about being woke, cosmetic dentistry, the ...Show More
Sneak Peek: Corner Cafe Chronicles

05:07 | May 17th

So that’s us teasing a brand new episode coming out on Monday. So come back here to Maed in India for more Corner Cafe Chronicles. Song - Gloria's Kitchen Musicians: Chinmay Patkar - Vocals / Guitar / Synth / Samples Soumitra Vichare - Bass / Vocals ...Show More
Beard of Harmony

45:13 | May 12th

Keeping the flame of Malayali lovin alive on the show, this week we have two lads who hail from Kerala - one is the beard and the other is the harmony - who make up acoustic prog rock duo, Beard of Harmony. They’ve released their debut EP in Jan this...Show More
Sneak Peek: Beard of Harmony

05:13 | May 10th

Two gentleman. Two acoustic guitars. And a fist full of emo songs. Here are acoustic prog rock duo Beard of Harmony and though we’re teasing you with just one song, we got more coming at you on Monday.   Song - 'Beautiful Dream'   Musicians: Sreejith...Show More
The Koniac Net

40:50 | May 5th

Back on the show for Round 2, The Koniac Net come back on the show (after featuring on Ep.2) with a new album coming soon and with their whole band in tow. This episode is filled with way to many PJs along with a couple of drinking games, contemplati...Show More
Sneak Peek: The Koniac Net

04:01 | May 3rd

You just heard The Koniac Net on Maed in India. Out on Monday they’ve got some stories from Finland and some new music from their upcoming album.   Song - Crawling   Musicians: David Abraham - Guitar / Lead Vocals                       Jason D'Souza ...Show More
Maed Mixtape - You Got Mail

32:04 | Apr 28th

We’re going to make this a regular thing. Mae’s Mixtapes will bring you that has landed up in her inbox and before they just end up lying around and gathering digital dust, she wanted to share some those cools and other songs she’s discovered on her ...Show More
Sneak Peek: Maed Mixtape - You Got Mail

03:34 | Apr 26th

Welcome to a new kind of episode I’m throwin down called my Maed Mixtape, i get sent so much music in my inbox, and so hence why it’s called You Got Mail. Here’s a song that I received by a band from Nagaland called Trance Effect. Here’s their song S...Show More
The Fanculos

53:27 | Apr 21st

This band are back with a brand new record out. I’m talking about ska/reggae/dub outfit The Fanculos and their out with The Fanculos Album. We’ll be chatting about recording at a farmhouse in Alibag, playing saxophone in the shower, and why demerara ...Show More
Sneak Peek: The Fanculos

05:43 | Apr 19th

The Fanculos have an album out. It’s called The Fanculos Album (no jokes). Here is just one song from the episode before you hear all of it on Monday.   Song - What You See Is What You Get   Musicians: Ramon Ibrahim - Vocals, Keys, Trombone DJ JJ - ...Show More
Rounak Maiti

55:50 | Apr 14th

When any person lands up in the midst of host, Mae on Maed in India, they will be subjected to lots of love but equal amounts of torture and will be squeezed for information. She will bring you moments from your past that even you personally have bur...Show More
Sneak Peek: Rounak Maiti

05:40 | Apr 12th

You’re listening to a little piece of a performance with Rounak Maiti on Maed in India. The full episode is out on Monday. So come back for more.   Song - My Diary   Musicians: Rounak Maiti - Vocals / Guitar / Keys                    Soutrik (Zico) C...Show More
Ladies Special

43:00 | Apr 7th

Mae: “So I called my friend Aditi and I asked her, ‘Hey I know that the mission of your crew, Ladies Compartment, is to work with and bring together female musicians and I was wondering if you’d like to do that on Maed in india” Aditi: “Sure. Let’s d...Show More
Sneak Peek: Ladies Special

02:51 | Apr 5th

Those were 8 brilliant musicians on my Ladies Special playing you those sexy harmonies. Come back Monday to hear their whole jam session. Song - Mountain Song     Musicians: Aditi Ramesh Ramya Pothuri Aarifah Rebello Nush Lewis Warsha Easwar Kamakshi...Show More

1:01:59 | Mar 31st

Headlining the show this week is acapella/beatboxing crew Voctronica. This band have gone through various changes and breakups and now after much coaxing…. They at last landed up on Maed in India. Besides playing you their brand new tunes, talking ab...Show More
Sneak Peek: Voctronica

01:55 | Mar 29th

Vocal acapella orchestra Voctronica are on Maed in India and here’s a little listen to what to expect on Monday as they talk about how to keep your vocal chords limber, their upcoming releases and listen to Mae join their circle jam!   Song: Displace...Show More
Sid Sriram

1:02:40 | Mar 24th

He’s sold out stadiums across the world after his big break with AR Rahman. His origins are Carnatic classical but he’s a pop/soul/R&B singer songwriter too. I’m talking about Sid Sriram. Out with his new album, Entropy, he comes to the studio and pe...Show More
Sneak Peek: Sid Sriram

03:27 | Mar 22nd

More new music for you as R&B & neo-soul artist Sid Sriram brings you his new album Entropy to the show. This is just one song for now, but we have more for you on Monday.   Song: It isn’t True   Musicians: Sid Sriram   Tapas Naresh   Rohan Rajadhyak...Show More

57:55 | Mar 17th

It’s all about that new music on Maed in India. I’m Mae and today my headliner is rapper/emcee/hip hop artist Enkore and out with his 2nd album Bombay Soul. So different from the last time when he came with his debut album Libra Scale in Ep.31. We ch...Show More
Sneak Peek: Enkore

03:01 | Mar 15th

From his brand new album, Bombay Soul, rapper & hip-hop artist Ankur Johar aka Enkore is back on Maed in India and here is a little glimpse before you hear the full thang on Monday.   Song: Soul    Follow Enkore   Recording Engineers: NoFilterAsh  Au...Show More
Kamakshi Khanna Collective

1:00:47 | Mar 10th

The last time indie soul R&B singer-songwriter Kamakshi Khanna landed up on the show (Ep.85), it was just herself and a ukulele. Now she’s brought her whole band to the studio and performing brand new unreleased material just for you. Also, we chat a...Show More
Sneak Peek: Kamakshi Khanna Collective

03:54 | Mar 8th

A brand new unreleased gem is here on this little sneaky peeky by indie soul/R&B singer songwriter Kamakshi Khanna. There is more where that came from in the full episode out on Monday.   Song: Foolish One   Musicians: Kamakshi Khanna Apurv (Lala) Is...Show More

58:53 | Mar 3rd

Another band that returns to the Maed in India fold is Hindi rockers Daira (Ep.86). Out with a new album called Itni Jurrat? The last time we spoke to the band, the episode became a counselling session for their troubles. This time around we talk abo...Show More
Sneak Peek: Daira

03:55 | Mar 1st

Performing a completely stripped down set, Hindi punk rock outfit Daira are back on the show and you can hear them play their latest release, Itni Jurrat? and talk about why there’s an angry monkey on their album cover and that crazy story about Raja...Show More
Ape Echoes

52:49 | Feb 24th

Welcome to Maed in India 2019! My first band this year is electro-jazz/funk/trip hop/soul crew Ape Echoes! Started by producer/multi-instrumentalist duo Nirmit Shah & Sid Shirodkar, it’s grown into a full-fledged band that are hoping to release their...Show More
Sneak Peek: Ape Echoes

04:39 | Feb 22nd

A little tease to the upcoming episode feature electro-jazz/trip hop/soul crew Ape Echoes. Come back Monday to hear us chat about momos, anger management issues, and a turtle named Charlie.   Song: Come Alive   Musicians: Nirmit Shah (Keys & Synth) S...Show More
Best of 2018

56:40 | Feb 17th

An end to another awesome year of music and of course, Mae was arm-twisted into putting together her favourite performances on the show. Her attempts at making a shortlist failed as it was too long and had to be whittled down further but eventually w...Show More
Sneak Peek: Best of 2018

05:03 | Feb 15th

At the end of 2018, Mae has a special playlist of her favourite songs performed on Maed in India. Here is one of them before you hear the whole lot, out on Monday.    UNOHU - Afterglow   Audio Editor Post: Vijay Doiphode Studio: Island City Studios
Naezy (Rebroadcast)

37:20 | Feb 10th

In light of the upcoming release of Zoya Akhtar’s film, Gully Boy - inspired by the lives of rappers Divine & Naezy - we went back into our Maed in India archives to Mae’s beautifully revealing interview with rapper Naved Shaikh aka Naezy. Though he ...Show More
Marshall & The Mischief

1:05:15 | Feb 3rd

Back again, having featured previously on Ep.8 of the show, Yohan Marshall has new music under his belt. We talk about school punk bands, how accidents can change your life, starting his own drumming school and more. Experience his music before he re...Show More
Sneak Peek: Marshall & the Mischief

05:29 | Feb 1st

With new music galore every week, Maed in India never disappoints as we always bring you more. Alt rock jam band Marshall & The Mischief are back on Maed in India with new music up their sleeve, out on Monday. But first, here they are with a goodie f...Show More
Sunit Zadav

53:06 | Jan 27th

A medical professional by day who moonlights as a musician by night. On the show this week we have pop singer-songwriter Sunit Zadav as takes us through songs from his debut album, Quarter Life Crisis. We learn what his favourite body part is, his re...Show More
Sneak Peek: Sunit Zadav

03:30 | Jan 25th

A medical professional by day who moonlights as a musician by night, the next episode with pop singer-songwriter Sunit Zadav is out on Monday as he plays you songs from his debut album, Quarter Life Crisis. For now here's a song from his upcoming epi...Show More
When Chai Met Toast

51:47 | Jan 21st

Coming in from Kerala, these Malayali lads from indie folk rock band When Chai Met Toast, were on their ‘Road To Believe’ tour when they swung by Maed in India to record an episode and songs from their new album, Believe. They chatted about how Whats...Show More
Sneak Peek: When Chai Met Toast

03:50 | Jan 18th

Near or far... Maed in India will bring you music from all over the country. All the way from Mae's motherland, Kerala, are indie folk rock outfit When Chai Met Toast. Here is a little taste of what they've got in store for you for their episode, out...Show More
Raghav Meattle

51:59 | Jan 13th

Bringing you his debut album, Songs from a Matchbox, and some new unreleased singles your way is pop/blues singer-songwriter Raghav Meattle on this week’s episode of the show. He talks about being a metalhead, the ex-frontman of Uncertainty Principle...Show More
Sneak Peek: Raghav Meattle

03:11 | Jan 11th

TGIF!!  It's time for another looksy at what's coming out on Monday before it does. We have pop/blues singer-songwriter Raghav Meattle bringing you a brand new songs of his on Maed in India! Song: 'Since Memories Remain'   Follow Raghav Meattle   Cre...Show More
Sky Level

47:24 | Jan 6th

All the way from Shillong, on Maed in India this week, it’s progressive rock band Sky Level. Now don’t be fooled by their shy-guy demeanour, these fellows play you some hardcore instrumental prog and math rock that will blow your pants off. Also on t...Show More
Sneak Peek: Sky Level

05:41 | Jan 4th

We strive to bring you the best new music coming out of farthest corners of this country. So, here is a snippet of an episode featuring a band from Shillong as they bring you their instrumental progressive rock stripped down just for you.  Song: 'Fri...Show More

53:11 | Dec 30th, 2018

There is excitement in the air as this week’s episode is Maed in India’s 150th episode! A testament to creating a platform for independent artists in India to play their music and talk about it too. Since, this show has always been about discovering ...Show More
Sneak Peek: Chabuk

04:04 | Dec 28th, 2018

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? WE CAN'T! It's Maed in India's 150th episode and it's an emotional time, but we recommend you drink, laugh, love and be merry and we're spreading the cheer by offering you a little slice of rap rockers Chabuk before we offer you t...Show More
Kimochi Youkai

37:54 | Dec 23rd, 2018

On this episode of Maed in India, we’ve got jazz/RnB/neo-soul act Kimochi Youkai. With no music out so far, you lucky listeners are listening to unreleased songs performed live, up close and persona. The band also chat on the show about what Kimochi ...Show More
Sneak Peek: Kimochi Youkai

06:12 | Dec 21st, 2018

Very much Indian, but with a name inspired by Japanese anime, we’ve got jazz/RnB/neo-soul act Kimochi Youkai on an episode of the show, performing some unreleased music just for you. However, since it's not Monday yet, we'll through you a bone.... we...Show More
Aadar Malik

58:19 | Dec 16th, 2018

Today, we’ve got comedian and musician Aadar Malik on the show playing you songs from his latest album, Songs About UnNatural Things. With Mae, they discuss the difference between comedy fans and music fans, being Anu Malik’s nephew, acting in a Fren...Show More
Sneak Peek: Aadar Malik

03:37 | Dec 14th, 2018

So Maed in India is always open to all those making bloody good music, even comedians! Out on Monday we have comic/musician Aadar Malik on our next episode. And to kick off those barrel of laughs, here is a little something to tickle your fancy.   SO...Show More
Paradigm Shift

1:17:32 | Dec 9th, 2018

Celebrating their 10 year anniversary on the show, Mae is talking to Hindi progressive rock act Paradigm Shift. Out with their second album, Sammukh, they chat about being a band from the east side suburbs of Bombay, working with British mixing engin...Show More
Sneak Peek: Paradigm Shift

06:19 | Dec 7th, 2018

It's been 10 years of Hindi prog rockers Paradigm Shift being together, and to celebrate they've released their 2nd album, Sammukh, a prequel to their first album. Listen to the full episode out on Monday, but before that, listen to a stripped down r...Show More
Maed Mixtape - Copacetic

42:07 | Dec 2nd, 2018

Mae is renowned for her mixtape-making skills and today she puts it to good use creating a playlist of tunes from her studio sessions as well as a mixed bag of songs that she’s got the feels for. And i’m sure you’re wondering why this episode is call...Show More
Sneak Peek: Copacetic Mixtape

04:48 | Nov 25th, 2018

From the yesteryears of those mixtape-forging days, Mae brings forth a selection of tunes that she bestows upon you to listen and to make merry with. Also, Thou doth ponder over the christened name of this playlist, and ..... well it's a new word we ...Show More

1:04:30 | Nov 25th, 2018

Alt-rock trio UNOHU headline this episode of Maed in India with new tunes and chat about working with your sibling, battle of the bands competitions, making your college band a legit career, and more. They even throw in a collaboration with rapper Br...Show More
Sneak Peek: UNOHU

05:00 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Sneaking up on you this week is alt-rock trio UNOHU as they headline the next episode of Maed in India. Listen to a brand new unreleased track from their studio session before it comes out on Monday right here, right now.   SONG: 'History Eats Itself...Show More

1:06:17 | Nov 18th, 2018

From hard-core live musician to an interdisciplinary laptop artist, multi-instrumentalist and jazz/soul artist TL Mazumdar aka EveryNowHere brings his new avatar of music to the show. On the episode we talk about being a Third Culture Kid, cultural s...Show More
Sneak Peek: EveryNowHere

03:36 | Nov 16th, 2018

Some more music coming your way as you wait patiently for a brand new episode of Maed in India. Coming out Monday is multi-instrumentalist and jazz/soul artist TL Mazumdar aka EveryNowHere as he brings his new avatar of music to the show. Here is a s...Show More
Jordan Johnson

1:00:18 | Nov 11th, 2018

Born and bred in India and of Kiwi/South African parentage, Rnb/indie-folk singer-songwriter, Jordan Johnson lands up on the show performing all his new unreleased material. We talk about a rap he wrote when he was 8 years old, singing his songs back...Show More
Sneak Peek: Jordan Johnson

02:55 | Nov 9th, 2018

Coming out on Monday is an episode with Rnb/indie-folk singer-songwriter, Jordan Johnson. He wanted to play you brand new music he's never recorded before and of course, how could we say no. Here is one of his unreleased songs from his upcoming Maed ...Show More

1:03:36 | Nov 4th, 2018

With no album or EP out so far, R&B pop rock band Calico are serving you a set of fresh, piping hot tunes on this week’s episode. They take you through why they call themselves Calico, grandmothers, who’s the stud, who makes the best coffee and a who...Show More
Sneak Peek: Calico

04:23 | Nov 2nd, 2018

With no album or EP out so far, R&B pop rock band Calico are serving you a set of fresh, piping hot tunes on their upcoming episode of Maed in India. Listen to one of their songs from their session on today's sneak peek. SONG: 'Garnet Eye' MUSICIANS:...Show More
Dhruv Visvanath

1:00:42 | Oct 28th, 2018

Acoustic folk-pop, guitar-spanker and singer-songwriter Dhruv Visvanath returns and he’s got some new unreleased music just for you. Performing with violinist Ajay Jayanthi, and keyboardist Rohan Rajadhaksjya, Dhruv brings you unique renditions of hi...Show More
Sneak Peek: Dhruv Visvanath

04:14 | Oct 26th, 2018

Here is a little tease of acoustic folk-pop, guitar-spanker and singer-songwriter Dhruv Visvanath as he returns on Maed in india and he’s got some new unreleased music just for you. Performing with violinist Ajay Jayanthi, and keyboardist Rohan Rajad...Show More
Prateek Kuhad

44:05 | Oct 21st, 2018

Back for Round 2, Delhi folk pop singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad is on this week’s episode performing acoustic renditions of his latest heartbreak EP, ‘Cold/Mess’. We chat about a girl from Pushkar,  the making of this new record in Nashville, his ho...Show More
Sneak Peek: Prateek Kuhad

02:58 | Oct 19th, 2018

Out on the coming Monday is an episode with Delhi folk pop singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad performing acoustic renditions of his latest heartbreak EP, ‘Cold/Mess’. But before we serve you his full episode, here's a tit bit to quell your appetite.  SO...Show More
The Colour Compound

48:41 | Oct 14th, 2018

Pop rock act, The Colour Compound aren’t making a comeback but they are on this week’s episode of the show for one-off reunion. Performing from their last recorded album, From Where We Stand, and a couple of new unreleased tracks, the band chat about...Show More
Sneak Peek: The Colour Compound

04:55 | Oct 12th, 2018

Before we serve up your full meal, here is a small appetiser to Monday's upcoming episode - Pop rock act, The Colour Compound. They came together for a one-off reunion, performing from their last recorded album, From Where We Stand. SONG: 'Turn Back ...Show More

51:01 | Oct 7th, 2018

Electro-dub hip hop outfit ViceVersa are this weeks special guests on Maed in India. I’ve been trying to get this fellow (and founder of the crew) P-Man on my podcast for years! AND, at long last, it has happened. We talk about the origin story of P-...Show More
Sneak Peek: ViceVersa

03:27 | Oct 5th, 2018

To give you a little tease before we throw down our next Maed in India episode, here is something to munch on while you wait. We have electro-dub hip hop outfit ViceVersa coming out on Monday. A song that will make you laugh, cry (with joy of course)...Show More

1:07:49 | Sep 30th, 2018

On the show, we have one of the grooviest, funkiest bands all the way from Chennai, it’s Funktuation! We talk about the origins of the band, why they’ve been sitting on their music for 8 years, getting paid in oranges, wearing spectacles, etc. And, a...Show More
Sneak Peek: Funktuation

04:22 | Sep 28th, 2018

Listen to a new episode of Maed in India out every Monday but first, here is a little taster of what's up next. We have one of the grooviest, funkiest bands all the way from Chennai, it’s Benny Dayal and his crew - Funktuation!   Song: 'Oora Para'   ...Show More

1:04:14 | Sep 23rd, 2018

R&B, Soul act, Smalltalk headline this episode with their debut EP, Tacit. They talk about the story behind their band name, food-blogging, strange building names, and more. They also bring in a special guest, hip hop artist Enkore to collaborate on ...Show More
Sneak Peek: Smalltalk

05:48 | Sep 21st, 2018

Every Monday, listen to a new episode of Maed in India served hot but before you sink your teeth into it, here is a taster to whet your appetite. R&B, Soul act, Smalltalk are headlining the next episode of Maed in India. Listen to them perform a new ...Show More
Ladies Compartment

59:34 | Sep 16th, 2018

This week, the headliner is a blues, jazz, pop band, Ladies Compartment. Featured on the show is brand new unreleased music exclusively from these gals. And of course the usual unadulterated banter where we discuss everything - the universe, constipa...Show More
Sneak Peek: Ladies Compartment

06:39 | Sep 13th, 2018

Every week, a new episode of Maed in India comes out but before we serve you the full meal, here is a starter to whet your appetite.  Blues, jazz, pop band, Ladies Compartment feature on the upcoming episode of the show. Listen to them performing one...Show More
Ep. 134: Madame Gandhi

1:28:57 | Feb 22nd, 2018

On this week’s episode, we have electronic musician-drummer-activist Kiran Gandhi aka Madame Gandhi! She talks about her feminism, being MIA’s drummer, cutting her teeth in the music industry as a digital analyst at Interscope Records, and balancing ...Show More
Ep. 133: Best of 2017

1:14:59 | Feb 15th, 2018

For the first episode of 2018, Mae has decided to look back at the best performances of 2017 on Maed in India. Across the show, she takes you through her highlights for the year, her favourite songs and she even gets a little emo about her life and t...Show More
Ep. 132: feat. Kush Upadhyay

1:10:20 | Feb 14th, 2018

On this week’s episode, we have blues-rock-jazz guitarist Kush Upadhyay! He talks about playing guitar from the age of 11, collaborating with virtuoso drummer Gino Banks and bassist Sheldon D’Silva on his latest album, why he struggles to name his so...Show More
Ep. 131: feat. Folk Masti

45:25 | Feb 8th, 2018

On this week’s episode, we have indie folk band Folk Masti! They are celebrating their 3rd year anniversary and played over 200 gigs so far. Listen to them perform unrecorded and unreleased songs on the show as they plan to release their debut EP nex...Show More
Ep. 130: Alluri

1:23:28 | Feb 1st, 2018

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter-composer Alluri! He is an artist who hails from Hyderabad, broke his musical career in the UK with his Brit indie rock sound, and now he’s back in the motherland with a plan to release a full Telugu a...Show More
Ep. 129: Maed In India Live 4.0 with Swarathma

40:47 | Jan 25th, 2018

On November 18th 2017, Bangalore folk-rockers Swarathma featured on the 4th edition of Maed in India Live! Opening with a brief chat with the band, they performed live at antiSOCIAL, Khar, playing some classics from their repertoire and unreleased ma...Show More
Ep. 128: Shah Rule

1:11:16 | Jan 18th, 2018

On this week’s episode, we have rapper, producer and hip hop artist Shah Rule! Born in Hong Kong, raised in Moscow, studied in London, he now lives in Bombay. Out with his new single ‘Superstitious’, he talks about being an international nomad, rappi...Show More
Ep. 127: Wriddh

1:01:50 | Jan 11th, 2018

On this week’s episode, we have Baul folk-fusion, singer-songwriter Wriddh! He talks about his musical family, how he got into Baul music, juggling between his journalism and his music, and his future plans. Opening the show will be Hindi folk rock a...Show More
Ep. 126: An Important Message

00:16 | Dec 28th, 2017

Due to the explicit nature of this episode, Maed in India featuring Laxmi Bomb will only be available on the ivmpodcast website (ivmpodcast.com), on YouTube and our SoundCloud page. Check it out
Ep. 125 feat. Parvaaz

1:02:42 | Dec 21st, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have Alternative Urdu Rock act Parvaaz. They talk about their Kashmiri roots, forming the band in Bangalore, their 7-8 mins long songs, their recent Canada tour and more. Opening the episode is a song by hindi rockers The Y...Show More
Ep. 124 feat. Second Sight

48:20 | Dec 14th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have Indie downtempo pop-rock act Second Sight. They talk about studying at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, putting the band together, their songwriting process (which includes writing songs in Spanish!) and more. Openin...Show More
Ep. 123 feat. Pravaah

56:33 | Dec 7th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have Hindi folk-rock act, Pravaah. They talk about how they came together, quitting their jobs to pursue music, their songwriting process, their single ‘Mukaam’, and more. Opening the episode is a song by Rohit Vasudevan wh...Show More
Ep. 122 feat. Sooraj Bishnoi

43:46 | Nov 30th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sooraj. He talks about playing piano at the age of 2, his debut EP, how he's a jamroom dictator & moving to Musicians Institute, Hollywood. Opening the episode is a song ...Show More
Ep. 121 feat. Aarya

58:40 | Nov 23rd, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have pop singer-songwriter Aarya. He talks about his recently released EP, trying out for talent show ‘The Stage’ as well as his songwriting process. Also, On October 12th will be our 3rd edition of Maed In India live, so o...Show More
Ep. 120 feat. OX7GEN

1:26:05 | Nov 16th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have drummer, DJ & producer Aditya Ashok aka OX7GEN. about his 3 EPs, touring Europe supporting The Deftones, meeting the Kooks in Dubai, and he even brings some new music he’s been working on. Opening the show will be sing...Show More
Ep. 119 feat. Aditi Ramesh

50:38 | Nov 9th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have jazz, blues Carnatic singer and songwriter Aditi Ramesh! We talk about how she left corporate law to pursue music, working with her label NRTYA as well as performing music from her debut EP.. Opening the episode is a s...Show More
Ep.118 feat. Tejas

1:39:32 | Nov 2nd, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have indie-pop singer-songwriter Tejas. We talk about his new album, crowdfunding, his songwriting process and how things have changed since I interviewed him on Episode 16. Opening the episode is a special tribute to virtu...Show More
Ep. 117: Maed In India Live 2.0

28:39 | Oct 26th, 2017

On September 1st 2017, The Sidd Coutto Experience featured on the 2nd edition of Maed in India Live! Opening with a brief chat with Sidd Coutto and Aditya Ashok (aka OXYGEN), Sidd Coutto performed live with his band at antiSOCIAL, Khar, playing some ...Show More
Ep. 116 feat. Kavish Seth

1:35:50 | Oct 19th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have hindi-urdu singer-songwriter Kavish Seth! We talk about his journey pursuing music, his indie music project Zubaan (which brings together musicians from various genres) and 'Noori' a unique instrument he's help build. ...Show More
Ep. 115 feat. Dossers Urge

1:03:05 | Oct 12th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have 3 piece punk garage rock band Dossers Urge! We talk about being brothers in the same band, how they started performing at Tribal Freshers Meets in the North east as well as recording their songs in a studio in Brooklyn...Show More
Ep.114 Maed In India Live 1.0 feat. Blackstratblues

43:45 | Oct 5th, 2017

On July 28th 2017, virtuoso guitarist Warren “Blackstratblues” Mendonsa featured on the 1st edition of Maed in India Live! Opening with a brief chat with Warren and his drummer Jai Row Kavi, Blackstratblues performed live at antiSOCIAL, Khar, playing...Show More
Ep. 113 feat. Joel and Desiree

51:17 | Sep 28th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter duo, Joel and Desiree. We talk about how they discovered each other, their influences, and they perform their new original unreleased music live on the show! Opening the show will be a stripped down s...Show More
Ep. 112 feat. Runt

1:14:09 | Sep 21st, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have vocalist, songwriter and producer Siddharth Basrur in his new music avatar, Runt! We talk about his recently released five-track EP called “Rhymes With”, how it came together, how his grandparents fuelled his fascinati...Show More
Ep. 111 feat. Borkung Hrangkhawl

1:10:34 | Sep 14th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have hip hop artist Borkung Hrangkhawl. We talk about politically conscious rap, about the tribe he’s from in Tripura, his new Hindi material, and about being stabbed in a park in Delhi (no jokes!). He’ll also be doing a fr...Show More
Ep. 110 feat. Uday Benegal

1:15:08 | Sep 7th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have indie scene pioneer and frontman of rock outfit Indus Creed, Uday Benegal! He talks about Rock Machine, Whirling Kalapas, moving to New York, jamming with Slash, being a cynical optimist and he’ll be playing stripped d...Show More
Ep.109 feat. Gino Banks

1:16:17 | Aug 31st, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have none other than virtuoso drummer Gino Banks! He talks about his musical family, how he fell in love with the drums, his work as a drum teacher and his new original solo work. With a more stripped down version of his dr...Show More
Ep. 108 feat. Neel Adhikari

1:16:53 | Aug 24th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have Kolkata indie scene mainstay, Neel Adhikari. We talk about his numerous music acts past and present, working with producer-director Q, his recent move to Bombay and writing one minute songs. Opening the episode is a tr...Show More
Ep. 107 feat. Joshish

1:00:28 | Aug 17th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have urdu/hindi rock outfit, Joshish. We talk about their origins, the Bhopal rock scene, their songwriting process and their recently released album ‘Ird Gird’. Opening the episode is a track by singer-songwriter and garag...Show More
Ep. 106 feat. DCF vs Madfingers

1:23:42 | Aug 10th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have drummer extraordinaire Lindsay D’Mello aka Dark Circle Factory and exceptional keys player Karan Joseph aka Madfingers. We talk about their origin story, what makes them so awesome, and listen to them jam live on the s...Show More
Ep. 105 feat. Your Chin

1:15:11 | Aug 3rd, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have the frontman of Sky Rabbit, Raxit Tewari to talk about his solo project Your Chin! We talk about his beginnings in the local music scene, Sky Rabbit, opening for Gotye in Delhi, his bizarre lyrics, his newest solo EP a...Show More
Ep. 104 feat. Apache Indian

1:33:13 | Jul 27th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have none other than Bhangra-Dancehall legend Apache Indian! We talk about everything from his early days, to his biggest hits like Boom Shak a Lak, Chok There, Arranged Marriage, starting his own academy and youth centre i...Show More
Ep. 103 feat. Bulli Bainbridge

1:28:13 | Jul 20th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have music producer, sound engineer & drummer Zain Calcuttawala aka Bulli Bainbridge! we talk about programming for The Blue Frog and being that guy that gave so many artists their first ever gig. He also tells me about his...Show More
Ep. 102 feat. The Yellow Diary

1:10:49 | Jul 13th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have hindi pop-rock band The Yellow Diary. We talk about how the band came together, their love for music, and how they want to be the biggest band in India... all the while taking the mickey out of the band’s lead singer R...Show More
Ep. 101 feat. OSVY

1:09:34 | Jul 6th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter, producer, and sound engineer Hrushabh Talapadatur. We talk about his early influences, pursuing music as career, and his experience of working on Maed In India for the last 40 episodes! Opening the e...Show More
Ep.100 feat. Indian Ocean

1:38:28 | Jun 29th, 2017

This week, it’s my 100th Episode, and we’ve got juggernauts of the indian indie music scene - Indian Ocean! We talk about there extensive resume of soundtracks, albums and collaborations, the tragic passing of Asheem Chakravarty and the numerous peop...Show More
Ep.99 feat. Bone Broke

52:35 | Jun 22nd, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have a garage rock project by singer songwriter Dinkar Dwivedi called Bone Broke . We talk about some of his early releases, working on VH1 Music Diaries, his new releases as well as his upcoming collaborations. Opening the...Show More
Ep.98 feat. Zoya Mohan

51:22 | Jun 15th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter Zoya Mohan, who was previously featured on Ep. 20. We talk about some of her earliest releases and her more experimental ones, and how the last year has been breaking into the Indie scene in India. Sh...Show More
A Message From Mae

00:17 | May 2nd, 2017

We are back on SAAVN! For all new episodes of Maed in India, go to Saavn, tune in and subscribe! Across iTunes,Sticher, Tunein, and our own IVM Podcast app, we will continue to rebroadcast older episodes of Maed in India. So keep listening. Download ...Show More
Ep.97 feat. Short Round

49:44 | Apr 24th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter Jishnu Guha aka Short Round, who was previously featured on Ep. 46. With his recently released EP “With Friends Like These” (which features collaborations with numerous independent musicians), he’ll b...Show More
Ep.96 feat. Rajesh Ravi

56:20 | Apr 17th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter-composer-producer Rajesh Ravi. He talks about his inspirations, why he hates chilli powder, self-deprication, his love for bollywood and pop music, and much more. Opening the episode is a track by Sto...Show More
Ep.95 feat. Raia

1:04:24 | Apr 10th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have computer-hippie pop artist Raia. She talks about everything from her move to India from Toronto, zumba, neuroscience, women and more. She’ll be performing stripped down versions of her songs accompanied by a buffalo, a...Show More
Ep.94 feat. Raaginder

1:00:46 | Apr 3rd, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have violin virtuoso, Raaginder Singh Momi aka Violinder. On today’s episode we will be talking about why he was called Violinder, his musical parents, not playing the trumpet, performing at the White House and more. Openin...Show More
Ep.93 feat. Caralisa Monteiro

1:03:42 | Mar 27th, 2017

Another amazing artist for my Ladies Special, on this week’s episode, I’ve got Singer, composer and reigning queen of jingles Caralisa Montiero. She’ll be talking about her long career (having sung over 7000 jingles!), and working with some of the le...Show More
Ep.92 feat. Sandunes

1:35:30 | Mar 20th, 2017

Another amazing artist for my Ladies Special, on this week’s episode, I’ve got electronica artist, DJ, producer and composer Sanaya Ardeshir aka Sandunes. She talks about everything from her post-rock band days in London, vertical vinyl players, her ...Show More
Ep.91 - Ladies Special: Part II

48:27 | Mar 13th, 2017

This week we have the second part of our two-part Ladies Speical featuring all the women from the series so far, and we've got more lady singer-songwriters, lady rappers, lady bands, women of all shapes, sizes and musical genres, so tune in and disco...Show More
Ep.90: Ladies Special: Part I

1:03:12 | Mar 6th, 2017

For the next two weeks on Maed in India, as part of Women’s Day Celebrations, we’ll be featuring all the women from the series so far! We have lady singer-songwriters, lady rappers, lady bands, women of all shapes, sizes and musical genres, so tune i...Show More
Ep.89 feat. SETI X

1:02:47 | Feb 27th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have rapper and emcee from California, SETI X. He talks about his love for Hip Hop, his many collaborations, SlumGods, and the need for social justice. He wrecked the mic live in studio, playing three of his tracks and free...Show More
Ep.88 feat. Ranjit Arapurakal

1:08:07 | Feb 20th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter Ranjit Arapurakal. With the force of two mallus colliding, you will here about his school band Native Tongues, his alter ego Suspicious Brown, covering songs by 7 year old’s from Bali and stripped dow...Show More
Ep.87 feat. Randolph Correia

1:29:58 | Feb 13th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have Randolph Correia aka FUNC, One half of Shaa’ir + Func, Lead guitarist for electro rock outfit Pentagram, Music producer / DJ / Composer and during the time of recording this he had released his solo album, Beast. He ta...Show More
Ep.86 feat. Daira

1:13:49 | Feb 6th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have Alternative Hindi Rock band Daira. They talk about their humble beginnings, their first album as well as some crazy gig stories. They’ll be performing stripped down versions of their songs exclusively for Maed in India...Show More
Ep.85 feat. Kamakshi Khanna

1:07:34 | Jan 30th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have acoustic soul & RnB singer songwriter from Delhi, Kamakshi Khanna. She talks about singing backing vocals for Euphoria, working with musicians from the delhi music scene and her recently released album “Cakewalk”. She’...Show More
Ep.84 feat. Chayan & Smiti

56:01 | Jan 23rd, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have acoustic indie-pop duo from Delhi, Chayan & Smiti. They talk about their humble beginnings, their influences and the various collaborations and music projects they’ve been involved with. They’ll be performing live rend...Show More
Ep. 83 feat. Zamee

1:07:23 | Jan 16th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have Indo-Balkan Fusion project Zamee. An 8-piece band, they’ll be talking about how the band came together, they’re influences, they’re recent tour in India and their upcoming release. They’ll be performing live renditions...Show More
Ep. 82 feat. Dhruv Visvanath

1:25:44 | Jan 9th, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter, producer and guitar spanker Dhruv Vishvanath. He’ll be talking about his unconventional guitar technique, being signed with Vishal Dadlani’s label VLT Records, his recent “Lost Cause” tour and his al...Show More
Ep. 81 feat. Ankur & The Ghalat Family

1:00:06 | Jan 2nd, 2017

On this week’s episode, we have singer-songwriter and Maed-in-India-returnee Ankur Tewari (featured on Episode 9) but this time he’s here with his full band - Ankur & The Ghalat Family. In between their mad banter and taking the mickey out of Mae, th...Show More
Ep.80: Mae’s Top Picks of 2016

1:21:39 | Dec 26th, 2016

On this week’s episode, Mae will be bringing you some of the best songs from episode 51 till now, celebrating awesome talent from the indian indie scene and showcasing some great unreleased tracks as well as stripped down versions of tracks you’ll on...Show More
Ep.79 feat. Ink of Bard

53:00 | Dec 19th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have an acoustic indie folk band called Ink Of Bard. We talk about their music, how the band got together, their songwriting process, playing Sofar Sounds Bombay and finding yourself on the same stage as one of your guitar ...Show More
Ep.78 feat. Sanjay Divecha and Secret

1:38:10 | Dec 12th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have virtuoso guitarist & composer Sanjay Divecha. He talks about his years in LA playing with iconic artists like Carlos Santana, Angelique Kidjo, as well as performing at the Hollywood Bowl and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. ...Show More
Ep.77 feat. Mohit Mukhi Trio

1:07:32 | Dec 5th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have our first repeat guest in singer-songwriter Mohit Mukhi (who featured on Ep.4)! Now as a trio along with Heather Andrews on violin & vocals and Rahul Wadhwani on keys, he talks about his journey from solo artist to now...Show More
Ep.76 feat. Donn Bhat

1:33:24 | Nov 28th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have music producer, composer and guitarist Donn Bhat. He talks about his rockstar years of long hair, guitar shredding and a Europe tour, as well as becoming BBC artist of the month, playing Glastonbury last year, and new ...Show More
Ep.75 feat. The Family Cheese

1:19:50 | Nov 21st, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have experimental blues rockers The Family Cheese. They talk about their debut album, their contrasting musical tastes and recording with reknowned sound engineer Shantanu Hudlikar (who’s worked with the likes of Herbie Han...Show More
Ep.74 feat. Hard Kaur

1:27:46 | Nov 14th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have none other than rapper Taran Kaur Dillon… aka Hard Kaur! One of the first female Indian rappers, she’ll be talking about her difficult childhood, where her love for hip hop began, the current Hip-hop scene in India and...Show More
Ep.73 feat. Abhinab Dan

42:03 | Nov 7th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have homegrown Hindi pop artist, Abhinab Dan. He talks about being an angsty engineering student, talking to a window, fictitious girlfriends, his latest EP. He’ll be performing stripped down versions of his music so catch ...Show More
Ep.72 feat. Bianca Love

48:25 | Oct 31st, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have Blues-Funk-Jazz singer-songwriter Bianca. She talks about her big move from New Orleans to Calcutta, her time in a gospel choir, her recent tour and she’ll be performing unreleased music exclusively for Maed In India! ...Show More
Ep.71 feat. Su real

1:37:00 | Oct 24th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have EDM/Desi Bass producer Suhrid Manchanda aka Su Real. He talks to us about his many avatars (music publicist, radio jockey, event organiser), his production techniques and the current landscape of EDM. He’ll be showcasi...Show More
Ep.70 feat. Ramya Pothuri

1:20:07 | Oct 17th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have pop soul singer-songwriter Ramya Pothuri. She talks about her love for the guitar, her early days singing in a hotel to recording her debut EP and her living room tour. She’ll be performing unreleased music exclusively...Show More
Ep.68 feat. Spud In The Box

1:11:53 | Oct 3rd, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have alternative rock act, Spud in the Box. They talk about their debut album, working with KJ Singh and their long and intricate song-writing process. They’ll be performing stripped down versions of their album tracks excl...Show More
Ep. 67 feat. Easy Wanderlings

58:27 | Sep 26th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have up-and-coming indie-folk-pop act Easy Wanderlings. They talk about being Mallu, trying to maintain some amount of anonymity, figuring jugaad recording techniques and the floating members that make up their band. They’l...Show More
Ep. 66 feat. Kaly Aani

1:06:05 | Sep 19th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have soul and blues singer-songwriter Kaly Aani. She talks about moving to Bombay, her many collaborations, and an upcoming project Strisvara, a collaboration of Indian Tribal & Urban and International women musicians. She’...Show More
Ep. 65 feat. Sri

44:56 | Sep 12th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have indie folk singer-songwriter, poet and storyteller Sri. He talks about how his escape from Kota, creating local gig scenes and his debut record. He’ll be performing his unreleased music exclusively for Maed In India so...Show More
Ep. 64 feat. Shubhangi Joshi

43:56 | Sep 5th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have pop-soul singer-songwriter Shubhangi Joshi. She talks about being a self-taught musician, publishing a book of poetry, and her touring band with Titus Pinto & Aamir Ishmail - the Shubhangi Joshi collective. She’ll be p...Show More
Ep. 63 feat. Lawntuba

1:06:33 | Aug 29th, 2016

On this week’s episode, we have underground downtempo, dream pop act Lawntuba. Having released their debut EP “On Silver Clouds”, they talk about coming up with a name for the band, their love for their mothers, and the bittersweet nature of songwrit...Show More
Ep. 62 feat. Abeineth

37:18 | Aug 22nd, 2016

For this week's episode, we have folk-pop singer-songwriter Abeineth. Having discovered him at one of his live shows, we talk to him about his passionate and prolific songwriting, what inspires him and his musical journey so far. He’ll be performing ...Show More
Ep. 61 feat. Neeraj Arya's Kabir Cafe

1:37:32 | Aug 15th, 2016

For this week' episode, we have an Independence day special featuring contemporary folk fusion act Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe. Inspired by the revered and controversial 15th century poet Kabir, they talk about how they came together as a band, they’re ...Show More
Ep. 60 feat. Prateek Kuhad

48:25 | Aug 8th, 2016

On this week’s episode, all the way from our capital city, we have indie folk-pop singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad. With new tunes, a dainty pair of shorts, and a host of upcoming gigs, he talks about switching from Maths & Economics to Music, the gru...Show More
Ep. 59 feat. Aarifah Rebello

50:58 | Aug 1st, 2016

Pop singer-songwriter and all-round awkward flower Aarifah Rebello headlines this week's episode. Formerly known for being the "awesome drummer girl from Sophias", over the course of performing at a variety of open mics she has graduated from whisper...Show More
Ep. 58 feat. The Fanculos

47:15 | Jul 25th, 2016

It'’s a ska take over this week on Maed in India as Mae brings you some skanking music from two brilliant bands. The headliner for today are ska/reggae band The Fanculos, helmed by Ramon Ibrahim on vocals, keys & trombone, Saurabh Suman on bass, alon...Show More
Ep. 57 feat. Mali

51:40 | Jul 18th, 2016

This week I’ve got pop singer-songwriter Maalvika Manoj aka Mali. A young girl from Chennai who moved kit and kaboodle to Bombay with nothing but her music and her dreams. After her smattering of gigs around Bombay, and the release of her single 'Wal...Show More
Ep. 56 feat. Euphoria

1:40:07 | Jul 11th, 2016

For many, Dhoom Pichak wasn't a song, but an anthem. Circa 1988, this hindi rock-pop band's music has been the soundtrack to people's college years and even their lives. Tune in to this week's episode of Maed in India, as I chat to the lads from Euph...Show More
Ep. 55 feat. Naina Kundu

38:45 | Jul 4th, 2016

On this episode of Maed in India, I have RnB/blues/soul singer-songwriter Naina Kundu, who's been around the indie block for years and will be releasing her debut album this year, FWD. She also talks her boyfriend and producer Scott Kinsey, playing b...Show More
Ep. 54 feat. Naezy

43:58 | Jun 27th, 2016

From just a local lad living in a Kurla chawl to a high-flying rapper gigging across the country and working with some of the best producers in India. Naved Shaikh aka Naezy is our headliner on Maed in India this week as he talks about his debut albu...Show More
Ep. 53 feat. feat Shadow & Light

48:15 | Jun 20th, 2016

All the way from Delhi, this week, Maed in India brings you contemporary fusion duo Shadow And Light. Ex-Advaita member, Anindo, and singer Pavithra talk about songwriting, recording two albums together, working with Shubha Mudgal, tricking people in...Show More
Ep. 52 feat. Fossil

40:56 | Jun 13th, 2016

Electro-rock duo from Mumbai, Fossil (not to be confused with the plural, "Fossils" who are a Bangla rock band from Kolkata) are performing on Maed in India this week. They have released 2 EPs till date - one about great spiritual anguish aka 'Toska'...Show More
Ep. 51 feat. feat Aditya Balani

50:56 | Jun 6th, 2016

This episode of Maed in India features headliner guitar virtuoso and composer from Delhi, Aditya Balani. He talks about founding fusion act, Advaita, his stint at Berklee College of Music, his innate curiosity about music, and he even gives us a snea...Show More
Ep. 50 Best of Maed In India

46:58 | May 30th, 2016

It's my 50th episode!! And this week I bring you the best of Maed in India across the last 49 episodes which is a smorgasbord of music from indie rock, to folk, fusion, punk, hip hop, blues, reggae, pop and more. I've had the privilege of hanging out...Show More
Ep.49 feat. Suraj Mani & The Tattva Trip

1:00:46 | May 23rd, 2016

It's a Malayali infested episode as rock act Suraj Mani & The Tattva Trip headline the show with his life experiences, world philosophies and rock poetry. And the opening act is another Mallu brother, Rohit Vasudevan, Pune singer-songwriter who featu...Show More
Ep.48 feat. Barefaced Liar

47:15 | May 16th, 2016

Down from Delhi on Maed in India this week, is Delhi rock duo Barefaced Liar. Talking about their friendship since high school, why they're called Barefaced Liar, 5 years after their debut they released their sophomore album last year - Mind Over Mat...Show More
Ep.47 feat. Jishnu Guha

51:05 | May 9th, 2016

Indie folk singer-songwriter Jishnu Guha is this week's headliner with his debut EP, Desperate Times. He talks about his busking licence, why he's named Short Round, being in a college faculty band called Thunderjunk, and points of desperation. He al...Show More
Ep.46 feat. Karsh Kale

1:22:50 | May 1st, 2016

Producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and one of the pioneers in the Asian Underground movement, Karsh Kale takes over this week's episode of Maed in India. He talks about his days in Table Beat Science with music greats Zakir Hussain & Sultan Kh...Show More
Ep. 45 feat. Nush Lewis

48:40 | Apr 18th, 2016

Contemporary Indian harpist, Nush Lewis takes over this week's episode as she talks about how playing the harp was her calling, lugging around an 11 kg harp for gigs, working with producer Ayan De, and her 6-track EP called Fused that came out last y...Show More
Ep. 44 feat. Warren Mendonsa

1:01:16 | Apr 11th, 2016

This week's headliner is guitar virtuoso/producer/composer Warren Mendonsa aka Blackstratblues, who picked up a guitar at the age of 5 and currently has 3 rock-bluesy albums under his belt (majority of which are instrumental). He's been in bands such...Show More
Ep. 43 feat Rebecca Nazz

52:16 | Apr 4th, 2016

Indian-born/Toronto-based pop singer Rebecca Nazz popped into the studio to bring you her latest EP, Loved. We talk about everything from her cheesy lyrics, to working with Grammy-nominated producers, helping empower young teens, and we even dug up a...Show More
Ep. 42 feat. Vernon Noronha

50:31 | Mar 28th, 2016

Shy and unassuming singer-songwriter Vernon Noronha bares his soul and his guitar in this week's episode of Maed in India. Performing since 2011 he's released numerous singles, and now his debut EP, Closer To Home, sees Vernon at his most vulnerable ...Show More
Ep. 41 feat. The Fringe Pop

35:20 | Mar 21st, 2016

Starting out as a college band, and recording their album while they lived in different cities, Mumbai indie rock act The Fringe Pop have found a way to keep their musical ambitions alive regardless of lineup changes, and working full-time jobs. Havi...Show More
Ep. 40 feat. Arjun S Ravi (Part 2)

1:04:40 | Mar 14th, 2016

We bring you the 2nd part of the #MaedinIndia episode special with indie music scene stalwart, Arjun S Ravi, music journalist, editor of Indecision & NH7.in, and director at OML. In this half of our chat we talk about festivals, music venues, his pla...Show More
Ep. 39 feat. Arjun S Ravi (Part 1)

1:16:11 | Mar 7th, 2016

In a new episode special of #MaedinIndia, Mae picks indie scene stalwarts to give their pick of Indian indie music they love and play it across the show. This week's guest is Arjun S Ravi, music journalist for over a decade, editor of Indecision & NH...Show More
Ep. 38 feat. The F16's

35:47 | Feb 29th, 2016

Chennai indie rockers The F16's popped over for a chat and played some tunes on this episode of Maed in India. They've released two EPs so far - 'Kaleidoscope' (Chennai) and 'Nobody's Gonna Wait' (Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn) - and they...Show More
Ep. 37 Mae Selecta

37:51 | Feb 22nd, 2016

It's an eruption of new music on Maed in India Ep.37 this week with a debut EP out by Bombay singer-songwriter Vernon Noronha, along with a single from nu-disco DJ/Producer Jai Vaswani aka Nanok, and multi-instrumentalist/composer & one of the pionee...Show More
Ep. 36 feat. The Tripp

34:59 | Feb 15th, 2016

In this episode of #MaedInIndia, Bombay blues rock band, The Tripp join Mae in the studio to talk about how they met, their Catholic wedding band image, their first single, having 3 guitarists, and their upcoming debut release. The songs performed ar...Show More
Ep. 35 Mae Selecta

33:23 | Feb 8th, 2016

This episode of #MaedinIndia has Mae throwing down her selection of songs, indie scene news and new releases. We have tunes from a man who's trying to create India's first reggae soundsystem, electro-rock from Delhi, a Shillong band rehashing a singl...Show More
Ep. 34 feat. Bombay Bassment

30:13 | Feb 1st, 2016

This latest episode will be the first of the new format of #Maedinindia where we have an interview and acoustic session with reggae/funk/drum and bass band, Bombay Bassment. We have Bobcat (MC & rapper), Ruell (guitar), Levin (drums & percussion) & C...Show More
Ep. 33 feat. Gowri

48:17 | Jan 25th, 2016

Bringing you some girl power, I’ve got sultry funk & blues singer-songwriter Gowri, who talks about her various avatars from Kozmi Cow to Mama Kitty to Pulpy Shilpy to Run Pussy Run. She also reveals that this year is the year for her releases. Also ...Show More
Ep. 32 feat. Punk On Toast

45:48 | Jan 18th, 2016

This episode of Maed In India, we have Mumbai-based punk band, Punk On Toast. Find out how they formed the band, their debut EP 'For Hire', the punk music scene on India, and acoustic punk tunes performed live in studio. Also featured on this episode...Show More
Ep. 31 feat. Enkore

56:16 | Jan 11th, 2016

On this week's episode of Maed in India, I have hip hop artist Ankur aka Enkore on the bill, as he talks to me about finding his muse, his debut album Libra Scale, his show Voice Of The People & his mom. Also featured are Delhi jazz guitarist Aditya ...Show More
Ep. 30 - Best of Acoustic Sessions Part 2

47:08 | Jan 4th, 2016

For the first show of the year 2016 and my landmark episode 30, it’s time for a Best of Acoustic special, where from Ep.14 till now you get to hear the finest artists this country has to offer. I will also bring you a teaser to next week’s episode th...Show More
Ep. 29 feat. Filter Coffee

1:10:06 | Dec 28th, 2015

Appeasing my South Indian soul this episode is fusion duo Filter Coffee - a drummer & a flutist who create Indian classical foliage across electronica landscapes. Also on the line up is some alternative rock reminiscent of a Limp Bizkit era by Modern...Show More
Ep. 28 feat. Sofia Ashraf

52:22 | Dec 21st, 2015

Tamil rapper Sofia Ashraf is the headliner on today’s show as she talks about her claim to fame 'Kodaikanal Won’t’, Justice Rocks, saving a tree, & ice-cream sandwiches. Also on the bill are Kolkata indie pop-rock outfit that talk about young love in...Show More
Ep. 27 feat. Nirmika Singh

53:16 | Dec 14th, 2015

For my birthday week, I’ve got musician and Rolling Stone deputy editor, Nirmika Singh headlining this episode with music from her brand new unreleased record. More music on the show includes tunes by one of the most prolific bands in the independent...Show More
Ep. 26 feat. Rohit Vasudevan

54:02 | Dec 7th, 2015

Another Malayali added to my indie music collection is singer-songwriter Rohit Vasudevan who came all the way from Pune to be on my show. Along with him we have a stripped down session by alt rockers from Mumbai Last Remaining Light, a haunting song ...Show More
Ep. 25 feat. Anand Bhaskar Collective

1:12:07 | Nov 30th, 2015

Our headliner is Hindi fusion rock act Anand Bhaskar Collective, where we end up talking about the stages of women’s anger, Anand’s sexy voice, Malayali accents, their debut record Samsara, and they even perform an unrecorded track from their next re...Show More
Ep. 24 feat. Geetu Hinduja

50:04 | Nov 23rd, 2015

On today’s show I’ve got an indie scene veteran, the silver fox, Geetu Hinduja taking over the latter half of Maed in India with her sweet ditties about her observations and her ponderings. Then I’ve got a preview of new folk rock music all the way f...Show More
Ep. 23 feat. Prathamesh Tambe

56:20 | Nov 16th, 2015

I thought he was a fellow Malayali, but no he’s a Maharashtran lad who has a penchant for surreal lyrics and moving music. His name is Prathamesh Tambe, and every song on this episode is an unrecorded & unreleased gem you don’t want to miss. I’ve als...Show More
Ep. 22 feat. Blushing Satellite

47:09 | Nov 9th, 2015

Headlining this week’s podcast is an experimental act from Bangalore. They are called Blushing Satellite. You’ll find out why they are called that and what their sound is all about on this week’s show. Also on the bandwagon is a contemporary avatar o...Show More
Ep. 21 feat. Stones from the Sun

46:12 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Diving into some Bombay blues this week will be little ol’ me and a band called Stones From The Sun. Formed at new music institute, True School of Music, this band have been craving out a corner for themselves in the gig scene this year. Working on t...Show More
Ep. 20 feat. Zoya Mohan

55:03 | Oct 26th, 2015

Officially the 20th episode of Maed in India and my 20th artist headlining is Indian-born California-based singer-songwriter Zoya Mohan, who’s indie folk style will lilt into a pensive state of mind. Also on the show is a #StrippedDown session with m...Show More
Ep. 19 feat. Sur

50:57 | Oct 19th, 2015

Headlining this week’s podcast is folk-funk fusion band Sur. Yet they arent limited by the genres mentioned, they incorporate elements of rock, reggae, & metal into their folk renditions too. Also, keeping with my girlie get together, this testostero...Show More
Ep. 18 feat. Alisha Pais

45:56 | Oct 12th, 2015

It’s all about girl power in the upcoming episodes of Maed in India. Starting off with Vasuda Sharma in episode 14, and now we’ve got singer-songwriter and gig veteran Alisha Pais headlining. With not a single song of hers recorded, you now have a ch...Show More
Ep. 17 feat. Awkward Bong

40:10 | Oct 5th, 2015

It’s a bong explosion on this weeks episode of Maed in India. Our headliner is Awkward Bong, also known as Ronit Sarkar, and yes, he is Bengali. A song that Maed My Day is by a Kolkata indie rock band, Turfe, and starting off the show is a Bengali si...Show More
Ep. 16 Maed in India feat. Tejas Menon

1:05:36 | Sep 28th, 2015

This week’s podcast brings an acoustic pop artist and adorable Mallu boy next door, Tejas Menon as our headliner. Along with that is a delectable morsel of indie that landed in Mae’s lap all the way from Chennai by the name of Adam And The Fish Eyed ...Show More
Ep. 15 feat. Jose Neil Gomes

1:05:16 | Sep 21st, 2015

In episode 15 of Maed in India, Mae talks to multi-instrumentalist (by that we mean he plays over 20 instruments) Jose Neil Gomes. He performs material from his new EP, Systematic, as well as some unreleased singles from the future. The show kicks in...Show More
Ep. 14 feat. Vasuda Sharma

1:02:54 | Sep 14th, 2015

Episode 14 brings you a lovely lady to headline. The first female musician performing on Maed in India, I have popstar and indie singer-songwriter Vasuda Sharma. Along with her, I have a new release by bass heavy DJ Su Real with his pelvic thrusting ...Show More
Ep. 13 Best Acoustic Songs

59:29 | Sep 7th, 2015

This week's episode 13 of Maed in India is lucky for you all as Mae picks out the best acoustic sessions from the past 12 shows so far. She also brings you some rock and roll from Chennai rockers Skrat along with a teaser to next week's podcast that ...Show More
Ep. 12 feat. Bombay Acoustic People

55:41 | Aug 31st, 2015

Do you know how hard we rock? Okay, really, we're kind of mellow rockers. Especially on this episode, with dancey electro pop from Kolkata duo Oh, Rocket! and some mellow soul tunes from Bay City Lights (from ... no, not Cal, the other bay city: Mumb...Show More
Ep. 11 feat. Akash Vincent

42:58 | Aug 24th, 2015

This episode of Maed in India showcases some familiar names from the indie rock circuit. And if you don't know them yet, this is where you get to know them - we've got rocknrollas Atomic Forest, and moody post punk from The Fringe Pop. We've also got...Show More
Ep. 10 feat. Grey Area

43:58 | Aug 17th, 2015

Episode 10 is happy. Yes, it is. In conversation with Mae, our headliners are pop rockers Grey Area unveiling some special tunes for you. And we've also got Delhi singer-songwriter Shouvik Roy. Bringing the beat back up is Mumbai's electro pop duo Ho...Show More
Ep. 09 feat. Ankur Tewari

50:06 | Aug 10th, 2015

Ready to discover some new music? We've got something that will hit the spot, ever spot, on Episode 9 of our indie music podcast. We have indie rockers Ratify from Chennai, ambient electronica from New Delhi thanks to Tankbund and even dream pop from...Show More
Ep. 08 feat. Yohan Marshall & The Mischiefs

50:59 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Episode 8 is on fire! We bring you headliners Yohan Marshall & the Mischiefs having a fun chat with Mae and sharing some exclusive acoustic versions of their songs, you can only hear them here! And we've got Chennai rock band Tails on Fire (rawr!) to...Show More
Ep. 07 feat. Last Remaining Light

55:32 | Jul 27th, 2015

Moody alternative rock? electro? R&B? We've got you covered. Headliners on episode 7 of Maed in India are Last Remaining light, alt rockers from Mumbai featuring Siddharth Basrur on lead vocals. And we've got Kolkatta indie rockers Neel & The Lightbu...Show More
Ep. 06 feat.The Other People

45:36 | Jul 20th, 2015

Episode 6 is going to make you want to sing and dance. We've got The Other People as our headliners in the studio with Mae with some fun original tunes, not their usual retro covers. We've also got tunes to make you rock with Dimapur band Polar Light...Show More
Ep. 05 feat. Duncun Rufus

1:03:55 | Jul 13th, 2015

We're mixing things up in episode 5 of the podcast. We've got our headliner Duncun Rufus, of course, who chats with Mae and does some exclusive acoustic tunes! And we've got Shillong rock outfit Street Stories, with a song that is just fantastic, as ...Show More
Ep. 04 feat. Mohit Mukhi

50:18 | Jul 6th, 2015

Episode 4 goes mellow with headliner Mohit Mukhi in the candid chat and live acoustic set with Mae. But, the warm up comes from Mumbai's punk rockers Blek, as well as Yohan Marshall stripped down. A bonus song that Maed Mae's day is from Chennai post...Show More
Ep. 03 feat. Laxmi Bomb

51:46 | Jun 29th, 2015

Episode 3 of India's only indie music podcast brings you headliners Laxmi Bomb - performing impromptu tunes and acoustic versions along with colourful candid chatter, recorded live in the studio with Mae. We've also got the song that "Maed" Mae's day...Show More
Ep. 02 feat. The Koniac Net

57:20 | Jun 22nd, 2015

In this episode of Maed of India, we've got headliners The Koniac Net with not just an exclusive interview, but acoustic versions of their tunes specially for Mae. Plus amazing surfer rock from Pune band Doctor Zebra, a pop track from Mumbai's Awkwar...Show More
Ep. 01 feat. Nikhil D’Souza

56:13 | Jun 15th, 2015

Join Mae Thomas on the debut episode of Maed in India as she introduces you to incredible music that spans cities and genres. She's got news, new music, and an exclusive interview and acoustic session with indie crossover artiste Nikhil D'Souza Songs...Show More